Friday, February 7, 2014


Since last Friday I've been busy working on my WIP "Brown~Eyed Daisies and Chrysanthemums " Bas- Relief Painting contemplating the finish I want to render it in. So far this is what I have achieved in the next step of the work, adding a few more tints of colour ,wiping away the excess and highlighting some of the areas ; now, I'm sort of stuck where to go from here.

So I thought a little respite from the painting and dreaming along the way that I would share this Dream Catcher I made.
Being one who always loves the intricate magical work of a Spider's web, I'm not at all surprised when an idea pops into my head that it's source derives from Charlotte's Web…: ) and leads me somewhere new.
 As I recall, the idea came to me when I saw a little boy fishing on a dream catcher; I thought, why not a spider  fishing and instead of his catch of fish, make them fireflies .

Here is where vintage jewellery comes in handy.

Mopsy the Spider fishing for fireflies

A Little Star

Fireflies and a mother of pearl heart

So now , without rushing the work , I must get back to finishing this Bas~ Relief. …..I have another painting that I'm anxious to get started : )

Don't forget to pay a visit to the gang at Happy Paint Party Friday

Until next time,


Susan said...

Love your "dream catcher". Gorgeous!

Netty said...

All beautiful projects. Happy PPF,
Annette x


MeOfCourse said...

Wow, your dream catcher is awesome. Nice work and I love your wip, it is fantastic. Great work on all.:) Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you.

Faye said...

Your bas relief is really gorgeous.

JKW said...

The Dream Catcher is amazing, I use to have an on line jewelry business. You are so very creative and talented. Are you going to add more color to the WIP? I am anxious to see more of what you do to this one. Blessings, Janet PPF (Thanks for visiting and your advice is spot on, I love that idea pebbles/sea gull.)

Abigail Davidson said...

Both pieces look lovely. The dream catcher is gorgeous!

bellefrogworks said...

I love that bas-relief. You probably just needed some time away from it. That happens to me often. Your dream catcher is gorgeous

Dawn Maurice said...

I absolutely LOVE your dreamcatcher! So sweet! Your bas relief is very cool!

Debbie said...

i love these pieces, the painting looks great the way it is! and the dream catcher is so pretty!xo

Kirstin McCulloch said...

Oh - Your dream catcher is amazing. I love it! x

Valerie-Jael said...

I love your dream catcher, and the spider fishing for flies, really beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

the vintage jewellery is so precious!

Carola Bartz said...

These are beautiful! I love the dream catcher.

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Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Beautiful painting and I love the dream catcher! It is so lovely!

Ginny said...

I love visiting. Your site has such a magical feel to it. It is so interesting watching as your WIP changes. It is a beautiful piece. Your dreamcatcher is lovely. I have never seen one like this but it totally captured my attention.

Ginny said...

I love visiting. Your site has such a magical feel to it. It is so interesting watching as your WIP changes. It is a beautiful piece. Your dreamcatcher is lovely. I have never seen one like this but it totally captured my attention.

Annabelle said...

Oh my , thank you for all of the very nice comments.

Kristin, I have to say your comment made my day!
To have my Dream Catcher change your mind on Dreamcatchers makes me realize my art has touched someone, that makes me very happy. And imagine him on a glossy page….in focus : )

Jennifer, it's exactly how I felt at the onset of PPF and I still do today. I don't think the feeling ever goes away but the good thing about having that feeling is that it gives more fuel to becoming a better artist.
Sometimes, when I come upon a art piece that truly captures me, for a split second I get the urge to mirror the work but then what it does do is it ignites me to explore deeper into my psyche. I think this is what happened in creating my dream catcher when I saw some made of lace dollies and a boy fishing on a dream catcher, instead I just incorporated elements I adored and Mopsy appeared : )
The beauty of art is that it makes us explore, discover and fall in love with an image returning back home inside your art room with a view to your backyard , taking your brushes and tools in hand and pouring out your inner vision onto paper or whatever medium fancy's your thoughts. This is what in my opinion makes An Original…haha "Vampire Diaries" on my mind : )

Janet, I'm not sure what my next step on the Bas~Relief is, maybe dry brush the Chrysanthemums and small flowers and daisies applying some highlights.

Again thanks everyone, very much appreciate the feed back and so enjoy this group!

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